2 Parks near West Lafayette, Indiana
May 2016 - $38.00
Prophetstown is Indiana's newest state park and they did it right! RV sites are spacious, well graveled, and have plenty of privacy landscaping. This is one of the few Indiana state parks to offer water service at your camping site. We paid a little extra for a large pull-through site with full hook-ups (including sewer!). The park is quite large and very well maintained. Trails through open fields lead to picnic areas and playgrounds. A living history village is open on the weekends with scheduled activities and programs. We were very impressed with this park!
My only complaint is the lack of signage to lead you there. There are no highway signs, and hardly any on the back roads. We did take a few wrong turns trying to find the place. If you want an adventure, approach the park from Route 225 - there you will find an ancient one lane iron bridge across the Wabash River.
Prophetstown is named after a famous Indian chief (brother of chief Tecumseh) who established a large village here. They were wiped out by the US Army in the Battle of Tippecanoe. You can visit the Tippecanoe monument and museum in nearby Battle Ground, but regrettably it only presents the Army's point of view. So I'm glad the state park honors the Indians. - Flying Mantis
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This campground has 2 sections - full hookups, and electric only. The full hookup sites are spacious and are very nicely screened from each other with trees and bushes. The electric only sites are also spacious but are right against the open prairie and have less screening between them. This is a wonderful park with a lot to offer: hiking trails, a paved bike trail, a new aquatic center with water slide and splash park, a working 1920s farm, etc. This park is nice for anything from a quick overnight stay to a week long vacation. - scottw
Jul 2015 - $50.00
We are essentially in agreement with the most recent reviews. The sites are nicely angled for easy back and the pull-through sites will easily accommodate the longest Class A motor homes with toad. All sites are spacious and nicely separated from each other. There is an aqua center (much like a splash park) a very short walk away from the campground that just opened early this year. There is a small extra fee to use the aqua park, but this really makes this a destination park as well as one suitable for an overnight stay. Note that the park is easily accessed from I-65, but yet far enough away that there is no highway noise. - Johnson's
Aug 2012 - $15.00
Excellent experience. Exceptionally clean restrooms and showers. We were the only campers present. 15 spaces available. Electric hookup, potable water available and dump station. Quiet, and 11 miles from West Lafayette. - grapeidea
Jul 2012 - $16.00
Very nice little county park. We were the only occupants in the park. Very clean restrooms and it was patrolled by deputy during the evening. Very quiet and would highly recommend this park for overnight or multiple days. It is outside of the city a ways so stock up on food and fuel before heading to the park. Good base camp for activities in the area. Would definitely stay here again. - bostonblackie
Oct 2010 - $15.00
This is a small, quiet, out of the way campground. There are 15 electric sites with some primitive campsites. All pads are gravel and level side to side, and mostly level front to back. The site are not huge, but wide open enough at the front to make parking a large trailer easy. The restroom/showers were very clean. It is about 10 miles west of the Purdue campus. I stayed while attending a home football game, and will use this campground again. Reservations have to be made with the Tippacanoe County Parks department over the phone, receiving a mail-in reservation form that must be returned with a check. - The Flying Dutchman